• , over 4 years ago

    Hey DN! Our team at Haiku (haikuforteams.com) has been working on this secret project Diez for quite a while, and we're just announcing it for the first time!

    Diez is now in private beta, which we're doing to gain a tight feedback+iteration loop with early users before we open-source it. If your team is interested in trying out Diez early, please fill out the survey at the top of diez.org

    We hope Diez makes a difference to everyone working on design systems. I'm around today if anyone has questions!

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    • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 4 years ago

      how exactly does it work with a tool like Figma... just curious...

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      • , over 4 years ago

        Sure! Diez ships with command-line tools that allow your team to automate the extraction of styles & images from design tools (incl. Figma,) into an OPEN, extensible, cross-platform, and native-developer-friendly code format.

        In this paradigm, Figma (or Sketch/etc.) are your visual design-system "code editors." Diez's open-source tools let you sync changes from Figma (optionally, via pull requests) into your main-line "living source of truth," (in code) which can be shared across teams.

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  • Andrew CiobanasiuAndrew Ciobanasiu, over 4 years ago

    This is rad.

    Inspired by Amazon's Style Dictionary by any chance?

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  • Jon .Jon ., over 4 years ago

    Im actually looking to create a design-system for a client right now. I was very eager to check this out, but as a designer Im having trouble understanding how this helps me, does it?

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  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 4 years ago

    Extremely cool, but I've noticed a weird psychological quirk with the copy in the site. When a sentence starts with the name Diez, my brain shuts off thinking it's going to be just placeholder text akin to Lorem Ipsum, and I seem to just skip over those blocks of text.

    i.e. The start of this sentence:

    Diez works with your codebase(s): Diez carries zero opinions

    Makes me just expect the whole sentence will be in German or something, while:

    The Diez compiler ships with a hot mode, which allows for hot

    Doesn't do that to me. I think the "The" at the start defines it as a real English sentence.

    I don't know if anyone else found that, or it was just me... lol

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